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UMass hockey: Amherst’s Ryan Leonard scores hat trick to lift No. 1 Boston College past Minutemen 6-4
02-18-2024 4:56 PM

By GARRETT COTE

For the second time in three days, the UMass hockey team was overwhelmed by the offensive firepower of Boston College, as the N0. 1 Eagles completed a weekend – and season – sweep of the Minutemen with a 6-4 victory at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill on...


UMass hockey: Boston College locks down Minutemen, pulls away for 5-1 victory in front of packed Mullins Center (PHOTOS)
02-17-2024 12:10 AM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Late in the third period, Boston College freshman Ryan Leonard found himself free in the attacking zone, skating into the slot with nobody between he and UMass goalie Michael Hrabal.Leonard loaded up and snapped a wrist shot into the top...


UMass basketball: Minutemen travel to last-place La Salle on Saturday
02-16-2024 6:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

There’s nothing quite like a huge road win in the Atlantic 10 Conference.The UMass men’s basketball team traveled down to Virginia and handled league-leading Richmond on Wednesday, defeating them 69-59 after being up as many as 17 points in the second...


Colleges notebook: UMass hires Shane Montgomery as new offensive coordinator
02-15-2024 3:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Following the departure of offensive coordinator Steve Casula, the UMass football team had perhaps the most important decision of its offseason when choosing who was going to fill the hole.Casula left to take the tight ends coaching job for the...


UMass basketball: League-leading, defensive-minded Richmond next for Minutemen
02-13-2024 2:48 PM

By GARRETT COTE

As has been said for the last three games, the next one marks the UMass men’s basketball team’s most important game to date on the calendar.Every game from here on out – given the current state of the Atlantic 10 – is the most important one.UMass...


UMass hockey: Michael Hrabal pitches shutout, Minutemen blank UConn 2-0
02-09-2024 9:44 PM

A pair of third-period goals pushed the UMass hockey team past UConn, 2-0, on Friday night in Storrs, Conn. in the two teams’ first of two matchups this weekend as part of a home-and-home series.Freshman forward Dans Locmelis scored less than three...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to shake off another last-second loss with Rhode Island in t
02-09-2024 4:10 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — It’s become quite clear that regardless of the opponent or location of the game, this year’s UMass men’s basketball team is going to be ready to play.The Minutemen have been right in every single Atlantic 10 game late in regulation with a...


Colleges notebook: UMass spring season kicks off this weekend for lacrosse, softball programs
02-08-2024 5:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Believe it or not, the spring season begins this weekend for the UMass athletic department, and it’s a busy time of year with the overlap of the winter and spring sport teams all in action. Even with weather warming up this weekend, the temperatures...


Women’s basketball: After reaching 300 career wins, Smith College coach Lynn Hersey isn’t staying complacent
02-08-2024 4:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Anticipation built as teams across Division 3 waited to hear their name called on selection Sunday. Smith College was coming off its best season (at the time) under head coach Lynn Hersey, going 16-2 in the NEWMAC, but the Pioneers came...


Women’s hockey: Amherst College focused on road ahead as postseason play looms
02-07-2024 5:05 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The Amherst College women’s hockey team finds itself in a familiar position entering the final stretch of the regular season.If the No. 3-ranked Mammoths are to take care of business over their last three games, all against teams with losing...


Women’s hockey: Trio of third-period goals enable Amherst College to rally past Western New England 4-2
02-06-2024 9:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — All night long, the Amherst College women’s hockey team kept the puck in the attacking zone for huge chunks of time, tiring out Western New England skaters with long shifts. But it hadn’t really paid off as the two teams were deadlocked at...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to keep momentum going at St. Bonaventure – where they haven’t won since 2015
02-06-2024 5:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The UMass men’s basketball team is coming off arguably its most important win of the season, as the Minutemen finally found themselves on the plus side of a thrilling finish when they beat George Mason 66-65 on Saturday at the Mullins Center.For the...


Fit to Play with Jim Johnson: One game, 125 commercials
02-05-2024 3:49 PM

I watched a lot of college football this year and am happy it’s over. Next year will be longer as eight teams are added to the playoffs. Baseball in November, basketball and ice hockey in June, football in February — will seasons ever...


UMass basketball: Last-second George Mason foul helps Minutemen pull off 66-65 victory
02-03-2024 4:55 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Hanging on desperately to a two-point lead in the final minute against George Mason, the UMass men’s basketball team needed one stop to secure its second consecutive Atlantic 10 victory for the first time this season.The Minutemen forced the...


College notebook: Hatfield’s Lynne-Ann Kokoski has Bryant women’s basketball back in the mix during first season as a head coach
02-01-2024 6:24 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Lynne-Ann Kokoski is built to be leader. That statement was true long before she took over as head coach for the Bryant University women’s basketball team this season, and her unbridled passion for winning has only proven to be even more correct.This...


UMass basketball: Saint Joseph’s hands Minutemen another heartbreaking loss 78-77
01-23-2024 10:12 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Heartbreak struck the UMass men’s basketball team for the second time in three games on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.Clinging to a one-point lead with 12.5 seconds left after Rahsool Diggins’ acrobatic layup put the Minutemen ahead,...


Women’s basketball: Ally Yamada’s career-high 28 points helps Smith College take down Hamilton 74-56
01-09-2024 9:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Smith College guard Ally Yamada battled for a steal, poked the ball to Hannah Martin and took off running up the sideline. Martin swung it up to Yamada as time ticked down in the third quarter.Yamada had no time to think, she just had to...


Poll finds gap in parental expectations about college
11-26-2023 6:00 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — There are significant gaps in the expectations parents have for their children’s futures after high school, divided sharply by race and income demographics, according to poll results released earlier this month.The statewide poll of...


Longtime Amherst College basketball coach Dave Hixon belonged in every room at Basketball Hall of Fame induction
08-13-2023 12:00 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

SPRINGFIELD — John Calipari wrapped an arm around Dave Hixon as he introduced the longtime Amherst College men’s basketball coach to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.Their time in Amherst overlapped when Calipari was at UMass. Hixon coached at Amherst...


Dave Hixon’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction blazes a trail for D3 coaches
08-11-2023 5:42 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

UNCASVILLE, Connecticut — Being on a poster with Manu Ginobli gave Dave Hixon a kick.The longtime Amherst College men’s basketball coach was nominated for induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last year. Even with his 826 career...

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